Low registration numbers have reportedly convinced Web CMS provider Ektron to delay its annual conference. Ektron Synergy 2015 is now scheduled for Nov. 8 through 11 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas — seven months later than originally planned.
The change marks the latest in a series of shakeups at the Nashua, N.H.-based company. In the past two months, Ektron has made headlines with a sale to a private equity firm and a change in executive leadership that resulted in the ouster of co-founder Bill Rogers.
Rogers left late last month, but the company has yet to officially announce his departure or announce a new CEO.
Ektron was sold last month to Accel-KKR, a private equity firm that also bought EPiServer. Some sources within and outside the company report Ektron and EPiServer are destined to merge in the near future.
What does all this mean for one of the Web CMS industry's most recognized players? We've asked Ektron about the conference change and a potential new CEO but have not received responses.
The bottom line? Things are changing -- and fast -- for the Granite State tech company.
The company began advertising registration for the April conference -- at the same Vegas site -- Oct. 30, 2014.
Two weeks ago, CMSWire confirmed that only 22 people had booked rooms for the conference. Ektron had been marketing the conference since last fall as a place for "hundreds of marketing and IT professionals" to learn about "the latest Ektron products and technologies."